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De Morgan William

A colleague of William Morris in the Arts and Crafts Movement, and a later acquaintance of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, de Morgan was initially known for his stained glass and decorative tiles...

Dickens Charles


Jerrold Douglas

No mean actor, he was also a gifted journalist, joining the staff of the newly launched Punch in 1841...

Maugham Somerset

Sent to Whitstable as a ten-year-old orphan, to be brought up by his uncle and aunt, Maugham must also have come to know Herne Bay during his unhappy childhood in that area...

Parker Richard

In 1960 the family moved briefly to Australia and on their return in 1962 lived once more in Herne Bay, where Richard Parker died in 1990...

Reynolds George

He is buried in Herne churchyard...

Rossetti Christina

In the summer of 1847, at the age of sixteen, the poetess holidayed here with her parents...

Surtees Robert

As co-founder in 1831 of the 'New Sporting Magazine' he undertook a number of hunting tours of the country which provided material for much of his writing...



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